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roesrules.org Edutopia recently posted an article on handwriting.  (https://www.edutopia.org/article/how-teach-handwriting-and-why-it-matters )  The article does an excellent job of explaining how handwriting supports learning to read, and what happens in the brain when we write by hand. I currently live in an area where school districts have committed to being paperless.  Curriculum directors have...
roesrules.org Depression in children is tricky to diagnose.  Children who are depressed do not always have the same symptoms as adults. The list of possible symptoms is long.  Here I am going to look at those we are most likely to see at school. Grouchy, crabby, or prickly and prone to anger Some...
www.teachingfoundationsllc.com Becoming a Behavior Detective:  Three Questions Teachers Should Consider When Addressing Challenging Behaviors You’ve probably heard this phrase before: “Behavior is communication!” When you ask someone for guidance and support with challenging behaviors, they respond, “The behavior is telling you something.” However, knowing what the behavior is communicating is challenging....
Diaryofadiymommy.com My husband and I went on a quick weekend trip to Boston a few years back. On our last day, we had breakfast near our Back Bay hotel and walked across the street to a Barnes & Noble in Copley Place mall. We wondered for over an hour. Imagine...
How a teacher should prepare for his first day of school Welcome dear teachers to the new school year. For some, starting the calendar, for others continuing the second stage of the cycle. In this vacation I was reading a lot about tips and recommendations for teachers, one of them...
My experience with gifted children started 17 years ago with my third year of teaching. I had three years of teaching under my belt. I was teaching 2nd grade. I felt that I was becoming more confident with my classroom management as well as the curriculum. My school was nestled...
Assessment systems, including classroom and large-scale assessment, are organized around the primary purpose of improving student learning (Fairtest , 2007) Principles and Indicators for Student Assessment Systems.)  Our schools in Dekalb County believe that assessments are designed to measure student growth and learning goals. We use Milestones Testing, Mapp...
“Have You Thanked an Inventor Today?” is an informational, children’s picture book, that can be enjoyed by children of all ages.  It chronicles the school day of a little boy; highlighting some of the inventions that he uses throughout his day, all of which were invented by Black Inventors! ...
Winebrenner’s article, Teaching Strategies for Twice-Exceptional Students states that educators are bringing insight to educators about twice exceptional students. “Slowly but surely, educators have come to acknowledge the dichotomy of abilities that characterize students we now refer to as twice exceptional: youngsters who have clearly exceptional abilities in some...
Teaching is a compassionate and rewarding profession. Sadly, teachers are not always paid what they are worth.  However, teachers can always earn extra income that’ll at least put them in a more comfortable position. Teachers can earn a significant income by finding multiple streams of income without giving up...
Ourteachingvoices a blog by Kamilah Danhi I am your teaching voice.
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